Have Dense Breasts? You’ll Want to Know About This Test.

This past December, I had the immense pleasure of attending the TEDWomen meeting in Washington DC. One of the speakers was Dr. Deborah Rhodes, an internal medicine physician who partnered with physicists to create a new detection tool for breast cancer that works particularly well to find breast tumors in women with dense breast tissue. Her TED talk brought the audience – and her – to tears.

The talk was recently posted on TED.com, making information about their team’s discovery – and the politics of breast cancer research – available to everyone. You absolutely must watch this video to learn more about breast cancer, detection methods, and why this new tool may be better than mammography for some women.

Watch it here:

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.